?Reams of research reports pass across Backchat’s desk, some more surprising than others.

This week, Norwich Union helpfully informed us that drivers can be distracted by crying babies, fighting children and barking dogs.

Not to mention the revelation that one in four drivers has taken his eyes off the road because of a distracting passenger.

Whatever next? Fires in the home can be hazardous, perhaps? We wait with bated breath.